New Noise Magazine is premiering the charming new Music Video for “Midnight Rendezvous” from J.D. King. The song is a summer anthem with it’s upbeat key and pop influenced aesthetic. The music video for “Midnight Rendezvous” captures exactly this, focusing on the essence and fun of the song to highlight and further exploit. J.D. King has created a soft, lovable tune and it is meant to be enjoyed, not just heard.
“The video, like the song, was just as fun to make with all the beautiful cool girls hanging out and some of the band just messing about having a good time. We shot it all on film at Ramones Ranch in one night and it has a certain charm as you can see. In retrospect, it’s just about gettin’ down at the ‘Midnight Rendezvous’, having fun, it’s not complicated.” – J.D. King
Essence is what JD King seems to hold in the highest regard as it pertains to the way he interacts with everything. The Los Angeles based musician, songwriter, producer and artist is hypersensitive to aesthetics that surround him from his performances, to his recording techniques, down to the way he dresses. King creates his own world to share with his audiences. This eye for detail also shows up in his highly sought after paintings and illustrations, which are a perfect accompaniment to his music and style. Treat yourself and enter the world of JD King, one of the most original artists to come from this time.
Starting from an early age, King’s musical background began by learning piano, which would ultimately ignite his music writing. Later, he would transfer this knowledge and skill to a multitude of instruments including saxophone, flute, cello and eventually guitar, where he would ultimately gain his notoriety. As a member of many Southern California bands in his youth, he would discover and cultivate his writing ability during this time. Finally striking out on his own, his first solo album, Here’s JD King, showcased the breadth of his musicianship pairing his ear for classic and beautiful melodies with his virtuosic guitar ability. An avid record collector since he was in grade school, King’s extensive knowledge, and library, of 78, 45 and 33rpm recordings dates back to the turn of the century. This encyclopedic knowledge of analog music shows in his production taste and compositional style.